Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Chicago area
    Hammock
    2 of the Clark Flex 180's
    Tarp
    Underground WD
    Insulation
    UGQ Zepplin 20 deg
    Suspension
    rpe
    Posts
    67

    Anyone sporting a NX250 with the vertex tarp?

    is the extra size useful or just more to carry / set-up?
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Like Lewis & Clark: Wintrin' o/t Columbia again: PDX
    Hammock
    Clark w 2QZQ mod,Tropical, NX;Nano
    Tarp
    Clark micro
    Insulation
    Major down
    Suspension
    7/64 SK75 +strap
    Posts
    2,325
    Images
    13

    It is what it is, an 11 x 10 rain fly / tarp

    of fine materials and construction.

    It has less flexibility than, say -- and I give this just as example -- the 11 x 10 tarp from JRB. The Jacks chose to thumb their noses at absolute weight weeniests, and include lots of (low weight) tie outs on the their tarp. They then illustrate the multiple modes of use those redundant tie-outs enable.

    The previous Vertex was tapered at the foot end, saving some weight, in a classical (20th century?) way still found on the AHE Toxaway and Shangri-La tarps. Last year, Clark stopped the taper. Maybe their customers buy and use the NX-250, with external pockets, for base-camp and wanted maximum coverage not just for the hmmk, but for more gear, too.

    I like the Vertex fly, but don't need it most of the time. Would I buy spend the just-$20 for an upgrade if I were buying an NX-250 new? Absolutely, and especially now. But, as the NX-250 is a 9' long hammock and I know, thanks to models here, how to quickly hang a tarp precisely over a hammock very easily, I often use a barely 8' tarp, the old Clark standard standard size tarp, generally derided, with its substantial taper at the foot end. It weighs less than 10oz, still fits around the spreader hoops, and provides all the coverage I want at the head end, too.
    Last edited by DemostiX; 07-13-2012 at 19:15. Reason: spelling

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Illinois
    Hammock
    Clark NX250
    Insulation
    zeppelin UQ
    Posts
    12
    I'm just back from 4 nights in a NX-250 with vertex tarp. We had storms 2 of the nights. blowing winds and a lot of rain. I was quite happy with the tarp. It was $20 well spent and the extra weight is not much.

  4. #4
    Member chris0895's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    LA (Lower Alabama)
    Hammock
    Clark NX-250 Camo
    Tarp
    Vertex
    Insulation
    PLUQ
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    54
    Images
    1
    I've got the vertex and love it. Easily covers the NX250 and my pack.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Holger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Northern Rivers, Australia
    Hammock
    Clark NX 250
    Tarp
    Clark Vertex
    Suspension
    Whoopies & Dutch
    Posts
    158
    Vertex os the go.
    yakass.net

  6. #6
    Senior Member Woods Walker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Brainerd, MN
    Hammock
    Clark NX-250, Claytor Jungle, ENO
    Tarp
    Vertex & Super Fly
    Insulation
    New River UQ
    Suspension
    Straps & Rings
    Posts
    109
    Have the Vertex with the NX-250 & love it, wouldn't consider a smaller tarp. I also have a Superfly & actually think the construction of the Vertex is nicer, withed they offered a vertex with the door flaps, I would buy one & sell the Superfly.

  7. #7
    Senior Member DemostiX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Like Lewis & Clark: Wintrin' o/t Columbia again: PDX
    Hammock
    Clark w 2QZQ mod,Tropical, NX;Nano
    Tarp
    Clark micro
    Insulation
    Major down
    Suspension
    7/64 SK75 +strap
    Posts
    2,325
    Images
    13
    I have no affiliation with a seller of a new NX-250 with exactly this upgrade. In Lexington, KY on ebay right now.

  8. #8
    old4hats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ball Ground, Ga.
    Posts
    1,864
    I use the Vertex fly with my NX 250 and wouldn't want anything smaller. I don't like to stoop too low and so hang my rain fly pretty high, and the size really helps with the blowing rain thing. Well worth the upgrade price.

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Chicago area
    Hammock
    2 of the Clark Flex 180's
    Tarp
    Underground WD
    Insulation
    UGQ Zepplin 20 deg
    Suspension
    rpe
    Posts
    67

    Thanks

    Will be watching this one


    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    I have no affiliation with a seller of a new NX-250 with exactly this upgrade. In Lexington, KY on ebay right now.

  10. #10
    Manchego's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Middletown, MD
    Hammock
    Clark NX200/HH Asym Exp zipmod4
    Tarp
    Stock tarp f both
    Insulation
    HH Reflective Pad
    Suspension
    Stock/Whoopies
    Posts
    392
    Images
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by eightweight View Post
    Will be watching this one
    I'd be careful with someone who claims a $500 value for something you can buy for $455 on the maker's site. Hopefully it will be ok.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •